Maui Ocean CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
Maui Ocean Center has a great variety of moray eels, tropical reef fish, octopus, sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles and much, much more! All of the animals kept at this particular center have been rescued or are found in the Hawaiian waters. Approximately twenty five percent of these belong only to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Maui Ocean Center is notably also in compliance with a County of Maui ordinance which states the prohibition of the exhibit of cetaceans which means dolphins and whales. Do not miss to discover these fascinating mammals, along with monk seals, through interpretive displays in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.
- Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
- For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate. Gift shop items are also available online.
- Shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
- In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
- No outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center.
- Photography and video is permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.
- Adult: $25.95
- Child (3-12): $18.95
- Senior (65): $22.95
- These are daily prices, for weekly passes and other prices- please refer to the official website.
- Highway 30 to the Ma`alaea Harbor.Drive to Hauoli Street.
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63.8% of people who visit Maui include Maui Ocean Center in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
72.22% of people start their Maui Ocean Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maui Ocean Center
71.43% of people prefer walking in order to reach Maui Ocean Center
If you have kids this is a must do. Nicely done, but $29 per adult is overpriced for as small as this place is. Still packed with information, well kept aquariums and while they didn't seem to offer any shows the morning we were there, the was staff on hand who provided information. Also, one of the best gift shops we saw on Maui - lots of variety. You don't need a ticket to visit the gift shop.
Great place for kids. Bring your family and focus on your kids having fun. They have a passport and free temporary tattoos for kids that complete them, and the presentations are awesome. We brought 5 kids from 2 to 7 and a few cranky adults there that got upset if a kid touched them or got in their way - made me wonder what prompted them go to such a kid oriented attraction in the first place. If you're childlike enough to enjoy aquariums as an adult, please also enjoy being around a lot of kids lol.
Very nice exhibits of local sea life. The facility is well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. It's quite a bit smaller than others I have visited but worth a visit if you are in the area.
We liked the aquarium. It had a lot of neat exhibits and our 2-year-old was thrilled. The tide pool where you can touch the creatures was a big hit, as were the jellyfish and sharks. It's definitely worth the price. As other commenters have mentioned, a lot of things didn't work, but they tended not to be essential parts of the exhibits so it didn't detract for us.
It's a nice aquarium. It's very small and entry is expensive, but they do a good job. The kids can touch Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers, and Sea Urchins. While we were there, they had a diver doing a presentation in the shark tank, and afterward we enjoyed watching them feed the sharks and stingrays.